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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,879
Posted By vic
Yes, the wagon :)

Yes, the wagon :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,879
Posted By vic
I hadn't heard about any improvements to rear leg...

I hadn't heard about any improvements to rear leg room, but I also don't think it needs improvement. I'm 6'2" and can comfortably sit behind myself (not at the same time, but you know what I mean). ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,879
Posted By vic
As someone who has owned both an X1 (35i) and a...

As someone who has owned both an X1 (35i) and a 328xd wagon, I can say that they are worlds apart in comfort, handling, and obviously, efficiency. The X1 is taller and higher off the ground and you...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-13-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By vic
That is obviously a huge mistake in their favor....

That is obviously a huge mistake in their favor. Do you have anything that shows the MSRP of the X1 you ordered? Compare it to the window sticker. If there is a discrepancy, it should be relatively...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-09-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By vic
In most states, taxes for leases are not paid up...

In most states, taxes for leases are not paid up front, but rather with each monthly payment, and only on the amount of the payment. Illinois is a notable exception, as they require that taxes on the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-09-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By vic
The thing that sticks out to me most is the "Non...

The thing that sticks out to me most is the "Non Tax Fees" of $1,264.00. What exactly are those fees? I've never paid anything remotely close to that. Also, a few important factors are missing. The...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-17-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By vic
Yes, the chart you show is for the purchase...

Yes, the chart you show is for the purchase option, and clearly shows tax on the entire amount of the vehicle, not simply on the monthly payment. My hunch is that the dealer's lease calculation is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-24-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By vic
I'm getting about 20 around town and 28 on the...

I'm getting about 20 around town and 28 on the highway, closer to 29 with eco pro on.There is only about 500 on the odometer, so it's a small sample, but it may do better when the engine is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,727
Posted By vic
Specifically regarding the X1, I really didn't...

Specifically regarding the X1, I really didn't like the base stereo. As I mentioned in another post somewhere, the biggest downfall of the base stereo for me was the sound staging. It sounded like it...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-26-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,776
Posted By vic
I have sport seats in my E92 and love them, but...

I have sport seats in my E92 and love them, but when I ordered my X1, I chose not to get them.

I tend to agree with kosmo that the sport seats are much better for the twisties and the regular...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,890
Posted By vic
I also read the review that said the standard...

I also read the review that said the standard stereo was very good, which is why I was surprised that I really didn't like it. I tested it thoroughly before and during my test drives. The bottom end...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-23-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By vic
Beamerboi, Congrats on the new X1! I'm...

Beamerboi,

Congrats on the new X1! I'm really curious about the sport suspension on the M Sport models. Have you had a chance to take the X1 out on some bad, potholed roads (I know, hard to find...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By vic
After a much longer test drive today, I decided...

After a much longer test drive today, I decided to go with the base suspension. For the type of driving I plan on doing, and with the condition of the local roads, the regular suspension is as firm...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-15-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By vic
Thanks for checking around, but are you sure...

Thanks for checking around, but are you sure that's an M Sport? The autotrader ad doesn't reference M Sport, and neither does the dealer's website. The "M" at the end of the exterior color stands for...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-15-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By vic
M Sport suspension

I'm very close to ordering a new X1, but am having a difficult time deciding on which line to get, if any. Overall, I like the M Sport the most on paper, functionally (performance control, sport...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,925
Posted By vic
Thanks for posting this info. Like you, I also...

Thanks for posting this info. Like you, I also feel that this is the vehicle that most closely meets my needs (despite many of the same caveats), but I haven't seen one in person yet. I'm headed to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-01-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,811
Posted By vic
I'm very close to ordering an X1 myself, but...

I'm very close to ordering an X1 myself, but holding out to test drive it before I make a final decision, especially regarding engine choice. Can you tell us which engine you chose and why?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-05-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,127
Posted By vic
It's great to have you back, Jon! The community...

It's great to have you back, Jon! The community owes you a debt of gratitude for all your previous work, and now for your continuing work!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,434
Posted By vic
Just out of curiosity, do you have an automatic...

Just out of curiosity, do you have an automatic or manual?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,434
Posted By vic
OP: could it be possible that what you are...

OP: could it be possible that what you are noticing is a difference in throttle mapping, and not actual power output? I admit this is a bit of a stab in the dark, because I am not aware of all the...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-22-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,371
Posted By vic
I had a similar noise on my 335xi coupe. I found...

I had a similar noise on my 335xi coupe. I found that if I pressed on different parts of the instrument cluster seal/trim, the sound would go away. It was simple to remove the cluster enough to put a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,735
Posted By vic
Well that's obviously the case. You can see from...

Well that's obviously the case. You can see from my sig that I have a relatively long and active history with BMW. This is my second of the E9x platform and it has given me the most problems by far....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,735
Posted By vic
Yeah, I'm kicking myself for getting rid of my...

Yeah, I'm kicking myself for getting rid of my 2004 330i SG/Black SP/PP/HS. That was one solid car! I've been checking and there aren't a whole lot of low mileage examples left (at least not with MT...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,735
Posted By vic
Although I have had the pump replaced, I've also...

Although I have had the pump replaced, I've also had a collection of other engine-related problems, mostly cylinder misfiring. There have been about 8 incidents, but only 4 resulted in the SES light...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,735
Posted By vic
I hate to beat a dead horse, but it happened...

I hate to beat a dead horse, but it happened again. On the way home from a 25 mile trip last weekend, the violent engine shaking started up while driving at highway speeds, followed by the SES light...
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